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I WROTE A FEW POEMS TODAY

I wander deep into the abyss of where I originate; Not knowing why I exist in this realm or what my purpose be; The urge to fly envelopes me, swallows me whole; Until I no longer understand the shackles of physical being; I see beyond the skin and bones, above the realm of all I’m told; I feel welded to the earth, but long to float above it and watch; To ponder all living things as they ponder their purpose and make their way; To soar from place to place; only lighting for moments at a time to catch my weary breath; I feel mortality ebb as my soul intertwines with the universe; Are we individual units, or intricate pieces of a celestial cog? The feeling is deep; from the depths of my center; I must wander and roam, for that is the only way to find the center of my universe. © 2008 Kimberly Miller She is She: A woman, like no one you’ve ever met; an unrefined jewel of raw mineral ore; Elusive, delicious, an enigma to behold when she allows you to beho

I HAVE A DREAM

"I have a dream, a song to sing, to help me cope, with any thing, if you see the wonder of a fairytale, you can take the future, even if you fail, I believe in angels, something good in everything I see, I believe in angels, even though the time is right for me- I cross the stream, I have a dream." This is an Abba song, whose lyrics have never held more true to my life than now. The instruments are Greek and beautiful. The melody melds into your sole and wraps its message into your heart and mind. I DO have a dream. I WILL live it. This song is my inspiration as of late, and my reason for pushing on. It is helping me get through all of the really large piles of crap that have been heaping up in my life lately, like finding out yesterday that my mom has three masses on her lungs, full on lung cancer, and I can't be there the day of her surgery because I have to be in Tucson to train for a new job, which, if I don't go and I lose out on the job, I lose the roof ov

FIGHTING THE URGE

Have you ever felt those weird urges in life, you know, the kind where you know it would be wrong to act on them, but you just can't help thinking about? You want to do it so badly, that you literally have to fight the urge? I've really been thinking about that lately because everything in my life is going wrong. I don't just mean one or two things, I mean everything!!!! I was at work the other day, a job which I won't have much longer, and my boss was getting very testy and kind of getting on my case. At that moment, I had the urge to slap him across the face as hard as I could. Now, rationally, I know I could never act o n this, but I really had to restrain myself from just doing it. Mind you, he is 75, so this could have hurt him and knocked him down as well. I am not generally a mean-spirited person, but I think we all get these instinctive human urges - or should I say animalistic urges, to just act out and not hold back. I remember another time, quite r

IMPORTANT MOMENTS IN LIFE

Some of us are so busy in life we forget to take note of the smaller, seemingly less significant moments in life, but nonetheless moments which are all too important to stride right over the top of. Driving home the other day from, what felt like, another dull day at the office, I started to realize that I was living this unhealthy pattern of driving straight home after work and doing the same thing every day. BORING. I turned the truck around and drove myself to the theater for my sixth viewing of Mamma Mia. I did it on a weeknight, a night in which I knew I had to get ready for work the next day, and I didn't care. As I drove home, joyfully and loudly belting out the Abba soundtrack to the movie, I rolled all the windows down in the truck, let my hair blow all over the place, and let my left arm surf the air currents outside the window. The air was full of moisture and permeated my nose with the smell of oncoming rain. Stars peeked out from around the clouds when they co

TIME

One of the blogs that I really enjoy reading on a regular basis is One Man's Travels by Graham Ettridge. He has the most fabulous insights and eye for photographs. Anyway, I loved his idea for a monthly challenge and I decided to give it a go this time. The theme is TIME and the guidelines are as follows: 1) Take a photograph that in some way, manner or form represents the theme of "Time" . You are welcome to use your artistic touch to manipulate the photograph using a photopackage such as photoshop. Be as creative as you desire!!! You are even welcome to sumbit a video clip, if that is your preferred media. 2) Include a brief explanation of how the photograph(s) relate to the theme. The photograph doesn't need to be outside, it can be of somebody or of something around the home.... it just needs to represent the theme of the month. Since I have been struggling lately with the concept of time and how it has factored into the massive changes I have made lately

THE COOKBOOKS ARE DONE!!!!

I'm SOOOOO excited. The cookbooks that we collaborated on in our Yahoo group, are finally finished. I completed the binding this past week and will now mail them out to everyone. Only those people sneaky enough to know I post everything here will know to check to see how the covers came out. This is the paper I made in a previous blog post and it just came out great. The back covers are antique brown paper bag with vintage images on them. Silly me, I forgot to take a picture of those, but that does leave an element of surprise for the group. We had such fun doing this project. We each created an art card incorporating a recipe from six groups, i.e., appetizers, meat or soup, vegetables, casseroles, desserts, etc. We then made six cards each of those categories (a total of 36 cards) and everyone mailed them to me. I then laminated each page, because how sad to put so much effort into an artistic page and have it ruined by an ingredient while cooking, and then bound them

WANDER LUST

I don't know what's going on in the world right now, but most people I know are in turmoil, including me. I don't know if it's because my job of 11 years is ending in December, or if it's a total lack of fulfillment, but I am just not happy these days. I was born with a soul steeped in wander lust, and have always been a Nomad, that is until I had a baby. I then sunk my roots in the ground to raise him for the past 15 and a half years, by myself, basically living a life with no fulfillment for me, other than what he provided. Something's stirred up inside me now to the point of no return. I cannot go back. I cannot break free until I am true to myself. This means moving away from this state, which I have nothing against personally, but which has never been the place for me. I SO desire to move to Salisbury CT or the surrounding area in CT, MA or NY. If you are somebody who lives in those general areas or know somebody in those general areas, I would

AUDREY'S BOOK

I finally finished my spread in Audrey's book. I decided that because most of what she likes centers around fairies and cats, and people thus far have done spreads on fairies and a cool dragon spread, that I would mix it up with a cat spread. I filled in the squares for the letters to sink in, with some clear gloss self-leveling gel. It came out really cool, looking almost like the letters were sunk into resin. I would not say this was my best work, but considering the funk I've been in lately, I was surprised I could do any work at all.